2018 Cadillac XTS

Pros: Availability of muscular twin-turbo V6; smooth, composed ride; regal interior trimmings for the price

Cons: Not as nimble as some class competitors; so-so acceleration with base V6

CG Says: The 2018 Cadillac XTS gets revised styling and retuned suspension. There is also a new Cue operating system. The XTS is premium large car with front-wheel drive (all-wheel drive is available). It is less expensive than Cadillac’s other large luxury sedan, the rear-wheel drive CT6. Two engines are available: a 304-hp 3.6-liter V6 and a 410-hp turbocharged 3.6-liter V6. Both are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Available safety features include automatic emergency braking, blind-spot alert, and adaptive cruise control. Other available features include surround-view cameras, panoramic sunroof, heated/ventilated front seats, and power rear sunshade. XTS occupies a slice of the rather wide price gap between “regular” large cars and premium-large cars and has surprisingly few direct competitors. We like that the XTS offers plenty of room, numerous safety features, near-opulent luxury, and decent driving dynamics, all at the lower end of the premium price point. There are plenty of high-tech features too, but some traditional customers might be turned of by the added complication they bring. Still, this is a car well worth considering if its many strengths meet your needs.

The Facts
Class Premium Large Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Cadillac
Nation of Manufacture Canada
Base Prices Base: $47,390
Luxury: $51,390
AWD Luxury: $53,390
Premium Luxury: $57,790
AWD Premium Luxury: $59,990
Platinum: $66,690
AWD Platinum: $68,890
AWD V-Sport Platinum: $73,490

Base Engine
3.6-liter V6 (Base, Luxury, Premium Luxury, Platinum)
Horsepower
304
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-28

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 (V-Sport)
Horsepower
410
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23

The 2018 Cadillac XTS luxury sedan is elevated with the new gene
2018 Cadillac XTS
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
100%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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